New from Apple, the iTree
August 21, 2008
Though Tingley is seeking to subvert the relationship between plants and modern technology, the stories, told in English, Portuguese and French, speak to the past rather than the present, “coming from a time when everything had a spirit.” She plans to expand on these narratives, adding stories in other languages for an exhibition in 2009.
A window piece is included in plant(iPod)installation, which expands upon Tingley’s anthropomorphic fascination with plants, technology and unity. Again using cork and steel, chosen for their renewable and flexible qualities, Tingley constructs a prosthetic limb for a telephone pole, a maquette of sorts for an upcoming residency. There, she plans to make prosthetics for trees with amputated branches, continuing her exploration of the “poetics between the body of the tree and the human body.”
plant(iPod)installation runs from September 2-26 at FOFA Gallery, 1515 Ste. Catherine St. Ouest, Montreal, PQ.
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